5th Class Trip

On Tuesday the 7th of November. Mr. Farrell, Ms Kelly and Ms McHugh went to Navan to the Solstice, to see and listen to Dave Rudden the Irish Author.

Dave Rudden has worked in the Dublin theatre, spoken word and storytelling scene since 2010, performing at such nights as Milk & Cookies, Bang Bang Forty Coats, The Monday Echo, Shore Writers’ Festival, Electric Picnic, Culture Night and RTÉ’s The Works. His short fiction and poetry have been published in journals such as Bare Hands, the Quotable, Minus 9 and Poddle, and anthologies such as Damn Faeries, Under The Stairs and Shoes, Ducks & Maids Of The Sea. He is the author of the tenth novel in the Nightmare Club series from Little Island – BRAIN DRAIN BABY.

He has won the Fantasy Book Review Short Story Prize in 2013 and was short-listed for both the Hennessey New Writing Award and the Bath Short Story Prize. Dave was awarded a Literature Bursary by the Arts Council and serves on the committees for both IrishPEN and the Irish branch of the International Board of Books for Young People. Graduating from the Creative Writing Masters in UCD, he was signed in November 2013 by Clare Wallace of the Darley Anderson Children’s Agency.

KNIGHTS OF THE BORROWED DARK is Dave’s first novel. He is extremely excited.

DAve was really interesting and funny. He gave us loads of great tips to help our writing and he answered questions too. On the way home it was a sunny day so we stopped off in Balrath woods. Here we ate our lunch, went for a walk and played in the woods.